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Carl Hagelin
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Born 23 August 1988 (1988-08-23) (age 30)
Södertälje, Sweden
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
New York Rangers
Anaheim Ducks
National team Template:Country data SWE
NHL Draft 168th overall, 2007
New York Rangers
Playing career 2007–present

Carl Hagelin (born Carl Oliver Hagelin on August 23 1988) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was drafted by the New York Rangers in the sixth round (168th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing CareerEdit

Amateur Playing CareerEdit

Prior to beginning his collegiate career, Carl played two seasons for Södertälje SK's team in the J20 SuperElit.

During that time, he scored 44 goals and 51 assists, ranking fifth all-time in points and goals scored for Södertälje, as well as fourth in goals per season.

After moving to North America, Carl played college hockey at the University of Michigan's Wolverines ice hockey team of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). In doing so, he became the first Swedish ice hockey player to ever play for the University.

As a junior in 2009–10, Hagelin helped Michigan win the CCHA championship and was named as an Academic All-Big Ten.

As a senior in 2010–11, he won the CCHA Best Defensive Forward Award and was named to the All-CCHA First Team. He also won the CCHA Best Defensive Forward Award and was a finalist for the CCHA Player of the Year Award for the 2010–11 season in addition to the Inside College Hockey 2010–11 All-America Third Team and the AHCA/Old Time Hockey All-American Ice Hockey Team (second team, west).

Hagelin was then selected in the sixth round draft, 168th overall, by the New York Rangers at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Before playing at Michigan, Carl wore the number 26, but when that number was already taken by fellow forward Danny Fardig, he changed to 12. He later then chose to wear the number 62 with the Rangers because both 12 and 26 were already taken, so he switched the digits of his old 26, thus wearing 62.

He also played in the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships with Sweden, winning silver.

Professional Playing CareerEdit

The Rangers signed Carl to a professional contract after Michigan lost the 2011 NCAA final game, where he joined the Rangers' then-American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Connecticut Whale, for the 2011 Calder Cup playoffs. He then began the subsequent 2011–12 season playing for the Whale.

On November 25, 2011, Carl made his NHL debut against the Washington Capitals on 25 November 2011, registering an assist on a goal by Brian Boyle for his first NHL point. He then scored his first career NHL goal the next day against goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky of the Philadelphia Flyers.

After Adam Henrique of the New Jersey Devils pulled out of the 2012 NHL All-Star Rookie Showcase due to injury, Carl took his spot and was slated to take part in the Fastest Skater challenge during the Skills Competition, ultimately winning the competition after beating Ottawa Senators rookie Colin Greening with the fastest final round time ever recorded. Nevertheless, Hagelin later admitted Rangers teammate Marian Gaborik may be an even faster skater.

On April 15, 2012, he received a three-game suspension for elbowing Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson in the head during New York's loss in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

In the 2014–15 season, Carl matched his career-high of 17 goals and added 35 points in 82 games for the Presidents Trophy-winning Rangers.

On April 24, 2015, he scored the series-clinching goal in overtime of Game 5 of the 2015 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

On June 27, 2015, Carl (who was slated to become a restricted free agent on July 1st) was traded along with two draft picks to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Emerson Etem and a second-round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft which New York used to pick Ryan Gropp. He was later signed to a four-year contract with the Ducks on August 14, 2015.

In the 2015–16 season, Carl struggled with his new club, failing to reproduce his scoring presence from his tenure with the Rangers.

With 12 points in 43 games, he was traded by the Ducks to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward David Perron and defenceman Adam Clendening on January 16, 2016.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 University of Michigan CCHA 4111112228
2008–09 University of Michigan CCHA 4113183132
2009–10 University of Michigan CCHA 4519315034
2010–11 University of Michigan CCHA 4418314939
2010–11 Connecticut Whale AHL 51124
2011–12 Connecticut Whale AHL 1776136
2011–12 New York Rangers NHL 6414243824 1703317
2012–13 Södertälje SK Allsv 856110
2012–13 New York Rangers NHL 4810142418 12 3 36 0
2013–14 New York Rangers NHL 7217163344 25751216
2014–15 New York Rangers NHL 8217183546 19 23 5 6
2015–16 Anaheim Ducks NHL 43481214
NHL totals 308 62 79 141 144 73 12 14 26 39
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for Sweden Sweden
Winter Olympics
Silver 2014 Sochi
World Junior Championships
Silver 2008 Czech Republic

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Sweden WJC Template:Sica 6 0 0 0 0
2014 Sweden Oly Template:Sica 6 2 0 2 0
Junior totals 6 0 0 0 0
Senior totals 6 2 0 2 0

International PlayEdit

Internationally, Carl has won a silver medal with Sweden at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

AccoladesEdit

  • CCHA All-Tournament Team (2010)
  • All-CCHA First Team (2010–11)
  • AHCA West Second-Team All-American (2010–11)

Personal LifeEdit

Carl's older brother Bobbie is a former professional ice hockey player for Södertälje SK in the Swedish Elite League and for Rødovre Mighty Bulls in the Danish AL-Bank Ligaen. He is the grandson of Boris Hagelin.

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